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The Next Mexican President: Honesty or Corruption? Pg 9 VOLUME 39 ISSUE 15 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | APRIL 13 - 19, 2018

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OPINION

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FACEBOOK, INTERNET PERSONAL PROFILES, & NET NEUTRALITY ISSUES this will be a bipartisan effort.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR An article entitled, “Tech Chiefs Get a Bit Older and Wiser,” (author: Kevin Roose, New York Times Large Print Weekly, March 26, 2018, p 18) presents a perspective which may not be addressed at all by those members of the U.S. Congress who will have questioned Facebook's founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg this past week. The issue being faced is that 87 million personal profiles were allegedly accessed by Cambridge Analytica who mined that personal profile information without the prior approval of individuals (who were not asked to opt in or opt out). But do recall that a credit firm recently 'lost' 125 million personal credit history profiles. I am certain there are other such incidents. These are humongous numbers of personal profile information. Personal privacy expectations have been breached. Why are they of such great interest? The reason is not often discussed by the general public whose members think mainly in terms of their own personal experiences. But to those who want to make profits using that information, this unapproved access to that humongous data base of personal information represents an opportunity to ‘strike gold'!

Cybernetic technology and its algorithms makes it possible to 'mine' that humongous pile of personal profile data to identify the traits and characteristics of consumers and how they choose to spend their money. A certain number of these personal profiles becomes 'a high potential consumer unit' which may be sold to a purveyor of particular goods or services. These individuals may be directly targeted. I am certain that during the past 2016 presidential campaign, Russian oligarchists allegedly financed operatives whose base was located in St. Petersburg, Florida. They were able to gain illicit access to the data bases of the DNC as well as several registered voter data bases in counties throughout America. Thus, these operatives had the capability to specifically target, with their well-crafted FAKE NEWS or ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION ad placements with specific targeting to communities and their registered voters, thus influencing to an unknown scale, the outcome of that 2016 presidential election. The FBI and others, responsible for monitoring these unlawful interferences directed at the American Democratic voting process, did call attention to what was going on, but were ignored. SO NOW, THE U.S. CONGRESS 'IS VERY INTERESTED' IN MITIGATING ANY INTERFERENCE WITH THE COMING MIDTERM ELECTIONS BY ANYONE. Hopefully

Getting back to Zuckerberg's agreement to appear before the Senate and the House committees, how did this happen? Roose's article effectively presents the climate under which innovators such as Zuckerberg, as a graduate student back in 2007, age 22, “created a 'fledgling social network, and, now FACEBOOK which 'connects individuals with their friends’. (Only 11 years later,) Facebook is a global powerhouse (whose) pursuit of growth has fueled a larger backlash against tech.” “During this same time, Zuckerberg has aged to 33; has become smarter and a more self-aware leader than he was at age 22. There was a lot of growing up in today's tech industry where fortunes are being made by several 'whiz kids'. These more mature individuals are now starting families and starting to think about their legacies.” “The tech industry's leaders have gotten older and seemingly more attuned to the power (and influence) they wield. Five years ago, there was no talk about sympathy, empathy, ethics, or moral responsibility. This industry's largest firms have become mature, bureaucratic businesses whose daily decisions about issues such as 'global information wars', privacy, diversity, corporate altruism, and sexual harassment are extensively scrutinized.” “The idea that a product could make your life worse was not

in anyone's perception.” said Gregory Hochmuth, an early engineer at INSTAGRAM. Susan Wojcicki (YouTube), Sundar Pichai (Google's CEO), Larry Page and Sergey Brin (co-founders of search engines as graduate students) all fit into this cohort of former 'youthful whiz kids' who have matured and now think about stuff more globally. “That perspective helps explain the shock many founders felt when the internet grew into the foundation of global culture and commercial infrastructure. No one was thinking about: 'Wow, in 15 years, billions of people are going to be using this site every day.” said Andrew McCollum, age 34, one of Facebooks founders. “The goal was 'How do we create something great?'---not 'What's your plan for world domination?'” “Twitter is another tech giant examining its platform role in the real world. In a series of recent tweets, Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter, age 41, said the company was trying to improve the health and civility of its platform after years of neglect. “We didn't fully predict nor understand the real world negative consequences. We acknowledge that now and are determined to find holistic and fair solutions.” “Maureen Taylor, a leadership communications expert, says, “This kind of earnest selfexamination was becoming more frequent among founders. As you get older, you realize your responsibilities are bigger. People are

becoming very thoughtful about the ramifications of technology and remembering that the whole point was to make the whole world a better place.” “You become more responsible when you have more to lose,” said Mr. Malik. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs to sustain Net Neutrality if social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. are to continue to develop as a means of connecting people with each other. Equal access and level of speedy service are essential to 'letting the world's people connect with each other as a matter of their choice rather than that of oligarchists or dictators. I viewed the initial two hours of CNN's broadcast of Mark Zuckerberg's interactions with several U.S. Senators who posed questions. I was impressed by his candor; by his admissions that social media networks needed reasonable, workable, and acceptable monitoring and regulations. His responses parried those questions posed in a confrontational manner by those elected officials who were trained adversarial interrogators. His calm confident leadership displayed well. His willingness to have Facebook's expert teams available and accessible communicated that solutions would be devised and would minimize the ability of anyone to influence the coming 2018 Midterm elections.

LA MILITARIZACIÓN DEL PREJUICIO José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Bastaba ver los rostros curtidos por el sol, por el hambre y la desesperanza de las mujeres y los niños que, viajaban en la Caravana del Viacrucis Migrante desde Centroamérica a través de territorio mexicano hacia los Estados Unidos, para entender el falaz argumento de que es necesario enviar militares a la frontera para proteger al país de la “amenaza” de la inmigración indocumentada. Por supuesto que nadie objeta el derecho soberano de cada nación de adoptar las acciones que considere necesarias para salvaguardar la integridad territorial y la seguridad física de sus habitantes, pero elevar

un muro y desplegar a militares no solo es oneroso e ineficaz, sino que no corresponde a las nuevas realidades del fenómeno migratorio. La migración de mexicanos a Estados Unidos es virtualmente cero en términos netos desde la década pasada, mientras que las detenciones de indocumentados en la frontera —que reflejan los intentos de cruces ilegales— se encuentran en su nivel más bajo desde 1971. El perfil del nuevo migrante es una familia centroamericana que huye de las pandillas, la violencia y la pobreza. Es verdad que con el inicio de la primavera se ha registrado un repunte de los migrantes. Es un fenómeno cíclico, pero dista lejos de ser la “crisis” migratoria que dibuja la narrativa oficial.

Es entendible la frustración del presidente Donald Trump por no haber podido acordar con el Congreso los 18,000 millones de dólares que pidió para su muro. Quiso usar a los dreamers como ficha de negociación, a cambio del muro y de recortes a la migración ilegal. Salió con las manos vacías.

incluyen los factores que empujan a los centroamericanos desde sus países de origen, como la inseguridad y la falta de oportunidades económicas y educativas.

De acuerdo con la administración Trump, los huecos legales, el fraude en los asilos, el masivo rezago judicial y los insuficientes recursos policiales migratorios alientan la inmigración ilegal y por lo tanto amenazan la seguridad nacional del país.

Pero aún si el diagnóstico fuera certero, es todavía más difícil comprender cómo el despliegue de 2,000 a 4,000 elementos de la Guardia Nacional son la solución al problema. Lo lógico es buscar una reforma migratoria integral para logran una migración ordenada y atacar las causas del fenómeno migratoria desde una perspectiva regional, no militarizar la percepción de que todos los migrantes son un riesgo de seguridad nacional.

En difícil creer que ese diagnóstico de la problemática sea completo, si no se

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

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LA TRAVIATA – OPERA SAN JOSE April 15, 2018 / 3pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $55 - $175

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EDUCATION

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SUCCESS STORIES PROVE THAT NO ONE GETS A DIPLOMA ALONE

APRIL 13 - 19, 2018

COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SIGNS RESOLUTION SUPPORTING HIGH SCHOOL VOTER EDUCATION WEEKS County Board of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education to increase civic education and engagement within the county," said County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan. "The current impetus to support civic engagement is part of an initiative called 'The Power of Democracy.' This countywide partnership is a coalition of community partners who are working together to promote civic engagement in Santa Clara County.

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​ AN JOSE, CA– On Wednesday, April 3, S the Santa Clara County Board of Education passed a resolution to support High School Voter Education Weeks. It passed unanimously, with one board member absent. Photo Credit: NAPSI

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The United States’ national graduation rate rose to record highs in 2017. The Problem Nevertheless, there are still approximately 34 million American adults who do not have a high school diploma. Why A Diploma Matters On average, individuals with a high school degree can expect to earn 30 percent more than adults without a diploma over their lifetime, a difference of nearly $10,000 per year, according to U.S. Census data. For many individuals, completing their high school education as an adult is just the beginning of their road to a college degree or new career. Where to Find Free Classes Studying while balancing work and family may seem difficult, but help, advice and inspiration are close at hand. Each adult education center will work with new students to place them in the right classes and create a custom learning plan. Teachers and tutors in each program help students learn the material and support them as they earn their diploma. If you or someone you know doesn’t have a high school diploma, visitwww. FinishYourDiploma.org to find a nearby center and get started with classes. New PSAs feature personal stories from recent graduates who earned their high school diplomas in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The

campaign also showcases teachers who are helping students on their journey to achieving a high school equivalency diploma. The PSAs underscore that adults without a high school diploma may have more support than they realize—from teachers, friends and family—as they work toward continuing their education. Share Your Story If you’ve graduated with a high school equivalency or are taking classes to get your diploma, give a shout-out to those people who helped you along the road to graduation— teachers, family and friends. Use the #FinishYourDiploma hashtag and tell about a time when someone helped you succeed with your education or when you helped someone else pursue their educational goals. It could be as simple as driving someone to school or classes, or preparing meals so someone could study. By using #FinishYourDiploma, you could also be featured on the website www. FinishYourDiploma.org. Resources Available Since its inception in 2010, nearly 5 million people have visited the FinishYourDiploma. org site and more than 1 million adults across all 50 states have received help finding free test-prep classes in their area. The site has a database of thousands of adult education centers around the country—each offering free classes to help people study for their GED, TASC or HiSET. The website also provides graduate stories, tips, information about what to expect from the tests, and a step-by-step guide to finishing your diploma.

This semi-annual event is designed to promote civic education and foster an environment which encourages learning by encouraging voter registration and participation in all elections by all eligible Californians. The resolution, which is supported by Assembly Bill 1817, encourages Santa Clara County Schools to participate in California High School Voter Educations weeks which run the last two week of April and September. "Signing this resolution is one of the many actions we are taking at both Santa Clara

During the last major election, Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties combined) had the lowest youth eligible voter turnout. Research by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates that 30-percent of voters in California lack confidence in elections and politics. "The Power of Democracy initiative supports opportunities for students to learn, engage, and take action," adds Dewan. "With the recent tragedies in Parkland, Florida and other areas we have seen an increase in student civic engagement. Our democracy is strengthened by young people participating and voicing their opinions. By signing this resolution, we are asking high schools throughout the county to offer preregistration opportunities to students age 16 and 17, and registration opportunities for students over 18," adds Dewan. To learn more about the Power of Democracy: Civic Engagement in Santa Clara County, visit http://bit.ly/democracyscc.


BUSINESS

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BEWARE OF SCAMS WHEN PURCHASING A PUPPY ONLINE

One of the first places prospective puppy owners turn for research is the Internet. However, a BBB International Investigations Initiative study, “Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal from Unsuspecting Pet Buyers,” warns of the risks associated with purchasing a pet online. The study estimates that tens of thousands of consumers in the U.S. and around the world may have fallen victim to online pet purchase scams, with prospective buyers losing anywhere from $100 to thousands of dollars each to the thieves. Puppy scammers often build websites using stolen pictures and content from legitimate breeders or other online sources and advertise pets for a lower price than the breed usually costs. They promise to send the adorable puppy after they receive payment, often through wire transfer. The fraudsters often continue to ask for more and more money, potentially for “shipping crates”, “vaccinations”, or “insurance”. The puppy seldom arrives.

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Did you celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23? The adorable pictures all over social media almost convinced me to adopt a furry friend of my own – but I decided that I didn’t want to risk upsetting my cat. Although puppies are wonderful, it’s unwise to adopt one on impulse.

Don’t be in a hurry when deciding to bring a dog in to the family. When you don’t take time to research and think it through, it can make you more vulnerable to scammers or regrettable purchases. Scammers exploit emotions tied to puppy adoption or purchase. You can avoid these heartbreaking scams and find a good fit for your home by carefully researching breed characteristics and adopting a dog from a trustworthy seller, breeder, or rescue shelter.

A Vallejo woman reported a similar account to BBB Scam Tracker this January. She purchased two toy poodle puppies from a website and paid using Western Union. She was then told by the “shipping company” that she had to pay extra because her “puppies needed special crate and pet insurance as dictated by animal control.” Her puppies never arrived, and she lost $3,800. Most scammers discovered in this study were found to be located in the West African country

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of Cameroon and were using sponsored links on search engines to target potential victims. In fact, the study found that at least 80 percent of the sponsored advertising links in an Internet search for pets may be fraudulent. In all, there may be hundreds or even thousands of fake websites offering pets for sale and using fabricated or stolen imagery and wording. According to the BBB Scam Tracker Annual Risk Report, online purchase scams were the riskiest scam to consumers in 2017. Pet purchases were one of the most common online purchase scams. In 2017, consumers filed more than 200 complaints with BBB against dog breeders in the United States and Canada. Complaints sometimes involved purchasing sick dogs and then having difficulty in obtaining refunds or reimbursement for vet bills. Prospective dog owners should avoid impulse purchases or adoptions. Take time to check out the pet, breeder, seller, or shelter at bbb. org. If you feel you have been a victim of an online puppy scam, report it to BBB Scam Tracker at BBB.org/ScamTracker. You can find more tips on purchasing a furry friend at us.bbb. org/puppyday.

You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

Tenga cuidado con estafas al comprar un cachorro en línea Uno de los primeros lugares que las personas van para la investigación es el Internet. Sin embargo, un estudio de BBB, “Estafas de cachorros: cómo vendedores de mascotas falsos en línea roban a compradores de mascotas desprevenidos”, advierte sobre los riesgos asociados con la compra de una mascota en línea. El estudio estima que decenas de miles de consumidores en los EE.UU. y en todo el mundo pueden haber sido víctimas de estafas de compra de mascotas en línea, con victimas perdiendo entre $100 y miles de dólares cada uno. Los estafadores a menudo construyen sitios web usando imágenes y contenido robados de criadores legítimas u otras fuentes en línea, y publicitan mascotas por un precio más bajo de lo que generalmente cuesta la raza. Prometen enviar al cachorro adorable después de recibir el pago, a menudo a través de transferencia bancaria. Los estafadores a menudo continúan pidiendo más y más dinero, potencialmente para “cajas de envió”, “vacunas” o “seguro”. El cachorro rara vez llega.

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

¿Celebraste el Día nacional del Cachorro el 23 de marzo? Las adorables imágenes en mis redes sociales casi me convencieron de adoptar un perro, ¡pero decidí que no quería molestar a mi gato! Aunque los cachorros son maravillosos, no es prudente adoptar uno por impulso. No debe tener prisa cuando decidir adoptar

un perro para su familia. Cuando no se toma el tiempo para investigar y pensar, puede hacerse más vulnerable a los estafadores o compras lamentables. Los estafadores explotan las emociones que vienen con la adopción o compra de cachorros. Puede evitar estafas desgarradoras y encontrar una buena opción para su hogar a través de investigando cuidadosamente las características de diferentes perros y adoptando un cachorro de un vendedor, criador, o refugio de rescate confiable.

Una mujer de Vallejo reportó una cuenta similar al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en enero. Compró dos cachorros de caniche toy de un sitio web y pago con Western Union. Luego la “compañía de envió” le dijo que tenía que pagar más porque sus “cachorros necesitaban cajas especiales y seguro para mascotas dictado por control de animales.” Sus cachorros nunca llegaron, y perdió $3,800. El estudio descubrió que la mayoría de estos estafadores estaban ubicados en el país de Camerún, en el oeste de África, y usan enlaces patrocinados en los motores de búsqueda para

encontrar a víctimas. De hecho, el estudio encontró que al menos el 80% de los enlaces publicitarios patrocinados en una búsqueda de mascotas en Internet pueden ser fraudulentos. En total, puede haber cientos o incluso miles de sitios web falsos que ofrecen mascotas para la venta y usan imágenes y descripciones fabricados o robados. De acuerdo con el Rastreador de Estafas de BBB, las estafas de compra en línea fueron la estafa más arriesgada para los consumidores en 2017. Las compras de mascotas fueron una de las estafas de compra en línea más comunes. En 2017, los consumidores presentaron más de 200 quejas contra los criadores de perros en los Estados Unidos y Canadá. Las quejas a veces involucraban comprar perros enfermos y luego tener dificultades obtener un reembolso para el perro o por facturas de veterinarios. Los futuros dueños de perros deben evitar compras o adopciones impulsivas. Tómese un tiempo para investigar la mascota, criador, vendedor, o refugio en bbb.org. Si siente que ha sido víctima de una estafa de cachorros, repórtelo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en BBB.org/ScamTracker. Puede encontrar más consejos sobre cómo comprar un cachorro en us.bbb.org/puppyday.

Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en bbb. org.


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BUSINESS

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Planificación para la Jubilación la vez que potencialmente reduzca sus impuestos cuando aporta para un plan 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) o plan de jubilación similar, o un IRA” — comentó Catherine Collinson, presidenta de Transamerica Centro de Estudios de la Jubilación (Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies®). Así es cómo funciona: 1. Verifique su elegibilidad Photo Credit: NAPS

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Si alguna vez siente que sus recursos económicos son demasiado bajos para poder ahorrar para la jubilación, podría haber buenas noticias para usted. El Crédito del ahorrador (Saver’s Credit) – un crédito fiscal poco conocido para algunos elegibles pagadores de impuestos por el Servicio de Impuestos Internos o IRS – podría hacer que ahorrar para la jubilación sea más fácil de lo que usted cree. Este crédito puede reducir sus impuestos federales si usted ahorra para la jubilación a través de un plan de jubilación calificado o una cuenta de jubilación individual (IRA, por sus siglas en inglés). “El Crédito del ahorrador es una excelente opción porque ofrece a muchos trabajadores el incentivo adicional de ahorrar para su futura jubilación, a

Según su situación fiscal y su nivel de ingresos, es posible que califique para un crédito no reembolsable de hasta $1,000 (o $2,000 si presenta una declaración conjunta) a efectos de sus impuestos federales sobre los ingresos para ese año si aporta para un plan 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) o plan de jubilación similar, o un IRA. Los contribuyentes solteros que cuentan con un ingreso máximo bruto ajustado (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés) de hasta $31,000 en 2017 o de $31,500 en 2018 son elegibles. Para quien es cabeza de familia, con un AGI máximo de hasta $46,500 en 2017 o de $47,250 en 2018. En el caso de las personas que están casadas y presentan una declaración conjunta, con un AGI máximo de hasta $62,000 en 2017 o de $63,000 en 2018. Usted debe tener 18 años o más de edad antes del 1 de enero y no puede ser un estudiante de tiempo completo ni puede haber sido declarado como dependiente en la declaración de impuestos de otra persona. Si cumple con estos requisitos, el Crédito del ahorrador puede ser una opción para usted.

2. Ahorre para la jubilación Si su empleador ofrece un plan de jubilación, asegúrese de inscribirse. Si ya está inscrito en el plan de jubilación de su empleador, es posible que califique para el crédito. En general, por cada dólar que aporte a un plan de jubilación calificado o a un IRA (hasta lo que sea menor de los límites permitidos por un plan patrocinado por el empleador o el IRS) usted transfiere esa cantidad desde sus actuales ingresos imponibles totales a sus declaraciones de impuestos federales. 3. Presente su declaración de impuestos y reclame el crédito Una vez que prepare sus declaraciones de impuestos federales, entonces reclame su Crédito del ahorrador restando este crédito fiscal de sus impuestos federales sobre los ingresos adeudados. Los trabajadores que son elegibles para reclamar el Crédito del ahorrador también son elegibles para aprovechar en el programa gratuito Free File del IRS diseñado para contribuyentes con un AGI de $66,000 o menos. Doce compañías de software comercial ofrecen sus productos para la preparación de impuestos a través del programa Free File www.irs.gov/FreeFile/ES. • Si usted utiliza un software para la preparación de impuestos, use el Formulario 1040, el Formulario 1040A o el Formulario 1040NR. Si su software tiene un proceso de entrevistas, asegúrese de responder las preguntas sobre el Crédito del ahorrador, el Crédito por Contribuciones a Ahorros para la Jubilación y/o el Crédito por Contribuciones Calificadas a Ahorros para la Jubilación. • Si usted prepara sus declaraciones de impuestos

APRIL 13 - 19, 2018 manualmente, complete el Formulario 8880, el Crédito para Contribuciones Calificadas a Ahorros para la Jubilación, a fin de determinar la tasa de crédito y la cantidad exactas. Luego transfiera la cantidad a la línea designada en el Formulario 1040, el Formulario 1040A o el Formulario 1040NR. • Si usted utiliza los servicios de un profesional especializado en preparación de impuestos, asegúrese de preguntarle sobre el Crédito del ahorrador. • Considere depositar el crédito que recibe directamente a su plan de jubilación para añadirle aún más a sus ahorros. Tenga en cuenta que el Crédito del ahorrador no se encuentra disponible con el Formulario 1040EZ. La 18 encuesta anual sobre jubilación del Transamerica Centro de Estudios de la Jubilación encontró que solo el 39 por ciento de los trabajadores latinos estadounidenses tienen conocimiento de la existencia del crédito. No deje pasar el Crédito del ahorrador; puede ayudarle a pagar menos en sus impuestos federales sobre los ingresos actuales a la vez que le permite ahorrar para la jubilación. Para obtener más detalles y recursos sobre el Crédito del ahorrador, y usar una calculadora de planificación de jubilación visite el sitio web de Transamerica Centro de Estudios de la Jubilación en www.transamericacenter.org o el sitio web del IRS en www.irs.gov. Si alguna vez siente que sus recursos económicos son demasiado bajo para poder ahorrar para la jubilación, podría haber buenas noticias para usted.


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SPRING CAR CARE TIPS damage. When you’re at the dealer, get power steering, brake and transmission fluids checked. Check Tires Winter can be rough on a car’s tires. Check the air pressure and add more air if needed to maintain the recommended pressure from your car’s manual. Tires should be rotated every 5,000 miles, so take your car to the dealer or auto shop when due. Fix Windshield and Replace Wipers NAPSI

Warmer spring temperatures make it the perfect time to get outside and do a routine checkup on your car, as winter weather can take a toll. These four car care tips will get your car in tip-top shape before hitting the road for a spring getaway. Change Oil and Check Fluids

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• PREPARACIÓN 15 mins • COCCIÓN 30 mins • PORCIÓNES 3 personas INGREDIENTES • 1 1/2 taza de jamón, cortado en c ubitos* • 8 onzas de pasta rigatoni, (u otra pasta en forma de tubo corto) • 1 paque te de 1/2 onza de mezcla para salsa blanca, o mezcla para salsa de campo (countr y gravy mix) • 2 tazas de queso suizo, triturado • 1 c ucharada de mostaza estilo Dijon • 1 paque te de 10 onzas de espinacas congeladas, ya descongeladas y picadas • 1/2 c ucharadita de salsa de pimiento picante, (opcional)

• Sodio: 1520 miligramos • Colesterol: 55 miligramos • Grasas Saturadas: 4 gramos

• Calorías: 370 calorías • Proteína: 37 gramos • Grasas: 11 gramos

Look Under the Hood Check for worn belts and hoses. There can be visible damage of cracks and frays from the cold temperatures, in which case you may need to get them replaced. If you need to lubricate specific sections in and around motors and engines, WD-40 can be used to lubricate. Following these four tips will give your car the tune-up it deserves after winter.

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• Carbohidratos: 30 gramos Cocina la pasta rigatoni según las instrucciones del paque te; deja de lado. Prepara la salsa blanca o salsa de campo; agrega el jamón, el queso, la mostaza, la espinaca y la salsa picante revolviendo. Vier te la salsa sobre la pasta, suavemente y mezclando bien. Coloca en una cazuela de 2 litros de capacidad no muy profunda; c ubre y hornea a 350o F durante 20 minutos. Destapa y hornea durante 10 minutos más. Rinde de 3 a 4 porciones. Sugerencia: Prepara la cazuela de antemano; cúbrela y refrigera durante hasta 24 horas. Agrega 10 minutos al tiempo de cocción inicial. * Utiliza las sobras del jamón con frutas glaseadas. SUGERENCIA S PARA SERVIR

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Experts recommend getting oil changed every 3,000−5,000 miles. This keeps the engine running well and prevents future

Snow and rain can cause tears or cracks in the wiper blades, as well as chips in the windshield. Make sure they’re both in good condition for spring rains.

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STATE AUDIT REVEALS ALARMING PRACTICES BY COMMUNITY CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY (4CS) Report Claims 4Cs “Disadvantaged Some Families and Misused State Funds” their child care services terminated. “I feel betrayed that Santa Clara families are suffering because of 4C’s disgusting misconduct,” said Valentina Renales, a 4Cs parent from San Jose. “Why should 4Cs be allowed to deny crucial care to young children and take advantage of vulnerable, hard-working families? As one of the people who initially pushed for this audit, I am hopeful that these results are the first step in finding a solution to 4C’s bad behavior.”

Photo Credit: Pixabay SEIU San Jose, Calif.  –  California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle released a  report  on April 5, 2018, detailing questionable and unfair practices by the Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County (4Cs). 4Cs is  the largest non-profit agency that serves as a link between families and child care providers in the County of Santa Clara. For thousands of working families, all roads to affordable child care lead through 4Cs. The results of the audit reinforce what 4Cs employees, Child Care Providers, and parents have been saying for years, including how 4Cs: • Unfairly disrupted and terminated services to some families; • Terminated a preschool program to seemingly avoid further scrutiny; • Misused state funds; • Paid providers late, creating unnecessary financial hardship for them; • Engaged in questionable management of its employee retirement plans. The state audit outlines 4Cs’ pattern of inaccurately backdating their Notice of Action forms to families, which allowed them to avoid paying potential penalties for giving parents inadequate time to respond. This practice of backdating Notice of Action forms also created deadlines that the State Auditor called “unreasonable,” and which led to “to certain families having their childcare services terminated unjustly.” “The findings of the state audit are very troubling. I am highly concerned that the audit determined families had their child care services unjustly terminated by the 4Cs, an action that impedes the continuity of care and education of their children,” said Senator Jim Beall, who requested the audit at the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) hearing on June 28, 2017. In one example, the State Auditor explained how 4Cs created a notice of possible termination on March 7, 2017 that contained a deadline of February 20, 2017 for the family to respond by. This deadline, which occurred over two weeks before the notice was even created, resulted in two children having

Employees at 4Cs have also suffered from the organization’s mismanagement of state funds and suspect administration of their retirement plans. There is currently a lawsuit pending against 4Cs by a group of current and former employees which alleges that 4Cs failed in its responsibility to exercise prudent judgment of how assets would be invested. “We’d like to thank Senator Jim Beall and Assemblymember Ash Kalra for bringing forward the request for this audit, as the audit report clearly shows that the families in Santa Clara are not being served and that our concerns are valid,” said Virgilio Gonzalez, a Family Fee Specialist at 4Cs and SEIU 521 member. “By working together as a union, 4Cs employees are the ones who first flagged these problems. Along with providers and parents, we must have a voice in finding solution to the problems unearthed by this audit.” The state audit also identified a pattern of 4Cs not paying their Child Care Providers on time for the services they’ve provided. In some instances, delivery of late payments extended as far as 16 days. These late payments jeopardize the ability of providers to continue offering care to Santa Clara families.

Groups Claim Thousands Improperly Removed from CA Voting Rolls the primary election in June."

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LOS ANGELES - Thousands of people were improperly removed from California voting rolls in 2017, possibly due to an administrative error, says a California coalition for people who are or have been in prison. On Wednesday, the "All of Us or None" coalition sent letters demanding restoration of voting rights to agencies in ten counties, including Butte, Contra Costa, Kings, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Clara, Solano, Tulare and Ventura.  Staff attorney Brittany Stonesifer with the group  Legal Services for Prisoners with Children - part of the coalition - says the counties are failing to comply with a law that took effect in January 2017. It clarified that people sentenced to county jail or parole retain their voting rights - and only those currently in state prison or on state parole for felonies lose the franchise. "And the primary demand was to restore improperly removed people from voter registration, to fix their systems to make sure that that doesn't happen again, and to send notice to people who were improperly removed," says Stonesifer, "so that they have an opportunity to re-register and to turn out to vote in time for

A 2011 prison realignment law decreed that people with non-serious, nonviolent, nonsexual felonies be sentenced to county jail, not state prison. Confusion over that group's right to vote led to lawsuits, and then the law clarifying their voting rights. The coalition cross-referenced public records and found in L.A. County alone, more than 3,000 eligible voters were dropped in 2017. The L.A. County Registrar of Voters' issued a statement saying it has a longstanding partnership with the re-entry community, is committed to upholding voting rights, will look into the claim and resolve any concerns.  Stonesifer calls this a civil-rights issue that must be addressed to maintain a functioning democracy. "This is a historical problem," says Stonesifer. "You know, people who have convictions are disproportionately lower income, and people of color have been historically disenfranchised in the United States. So, this just feeds into that long history of disenfranchisement." She notes that multiple studies have shown that people who retain their right to vote after incarceration have a stronger sense of civic responsibility and are much less likely to end up behind bars again.

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“As a provider, being paid for all of the services I provide is crucial for me to continue working,” said Shazia Sarwat, a 4Cs Child Care Provider in San Jose. “Unfortunately, Santa Clara parents, children, and providers have suffered for years from 4C’s negligence and mismanagement. I am happy that I stood up and requested this audit, because 4C’s actions towards families and providers are shameful.” The report concludes that the financial advisor responsible for making those questionable recommendations on employee retirement accounts received, “substantial financial commissions,” as a result. It also reveals that 4Cs improperly spent $6,859 in state grant funds to fight the efforts of their employees to form a union and speak out against the organization’s many improprieties. The report can be seen at www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/ reports/2017-116.pdf. Service Employees International Union, Local 521 represents 40,000 public- and nonprofit, private-sector workers in the California’s central Bay Area region and in the Central Valley. Under a Community First vision, we are committed to making sure the needs of our community, and the vital services we provide our community, come first. We believe our communities thrive when residents, leaders and workers recognize that we are all in this together when it comes to our safety, health, and well-being.

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THE MEXICAN PRESIDENT, HONEST OR CORRUPT? As usual, the main Mexican presidential candidates  do not look like the 90 percent of Mexicans who are either full-blooded Indian (30%) or the mixed Mestizo (60%); they look like the Spaniards that arrived in Mexico 499 years ago. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) – leftist former mayor of Mexico City is the candidate of the MORENA party he founded so he could run for President again, he leans to authoritarianism, offers the possibility of full amnesty for drug cartel members and formation   of national armed force “creating a federal public security department and a national guard incorporating both police and military forces…(but)There will be no torture in our country…Lopez Obrador also criticized Trump administration plans for what he called an ‘unnecessary’ wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”

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Raoul Lowery Contreras Special to El Observador On a sunny February day in 2007 in Tijuana, Mexico, I was standing on world-famous Revolution Avenue among countless stores and stands selling tourist merchandise the street had sold to millions of Americans over the years, smoking a Cuban cigar that was illegal two miles north in the U.S.A. Suddenly, a mass police presence descended on the avenue blocking off crossing streets with squad cars and motorcycles. Rumbling from east of downtown Tijuana came a Mexican Army convoy led by U.S. made Humvees followed by twoand-a-half-ton Army trucks carrying a regiment of Mexican soldiers in their desert camouflage uniforms carrying American-made M-16 assault rifles. They had been ordered into Tijuana by newly-elected President Felipe Calderon to disarm and replace the notoriously corrupt Tijuana police force that had engaged in a noontime gun fight on the main street with state judicial police protecting a rival drug cartel. It was brazenly attempting to poach Tijuana from the then infamous Felix Arrellano

drug cartel that supplied illegal narcotics to California, Las Vegas and the West Coast. Since that day in 2007, 80,000  people have died in the Mexican war on drugs that started that day I smoked a Cuban cigar on Revolution Avenue. That is more than all the Americans killed in a similar 12 years in Southeast Asia, in Vietnam. Like the ineffective U.S. war in Vietnam, the Mexican government has little to show for its campaign against the drug cartels. It has been unable to end the massive corruption fueled by drug cartels. Why? Because they have voluminous cash resources derived from the $20 to $30 billion Americans spend on cartel produced and distributed narcotics. The massive body count has deeply affected Mexican politics and is part of the coming Mexican political campaign that will elect a new  president  and  congress  (500 deputies, 128 senators) and over 2,800 local and state officials on July 1. National crime and corruption join petroleum, the economy and poverty as issues. Added in: young Mexicans are concerned with “impunity” of criminal office-holders.

Ricardo Anaya is the candidate of the Center Right P.A.N (National Action Party) party that broke the 70 year-long one-party dictatorship of ruling PRI party in 2000 when Vicente Fox won the Presidency which Felipe Calderon repeated in 2006. Actually Anaya  is a coalition candidate of the PAN and the leftist PRD (Democratic Revolutionary Party) party that twice nominated AMLO for president in 2006 and 2012. Anaya is a free enterpriser campaigning on economics and economic growth that is projected to make  Mexico  the 5th  largest economy in the world in 2050. “To combat poverty, (Anaya proposes) to grow the economy by boosting competition and investment, and progressively increasing the minimum wage…The best social policy is economic policy, and well-paid jobs...At the right time I will say personally to the president of the United States, and I will say it in his language so there will be absolutely no confusion ... Mexico will not pay a single cent for that wall…" Interesting to Mexophiles is the fact that

“Jose Antonio Meade  officially became the first non-member presidential candidate for the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in its nearly 90-year history.” Meade: "Needs are always personal. Government support will be as well…. There is no effort that can be spared, nor time to lose…" On violence and graft "I have been with those who face the challenge of security every day…They ask us to take away the weapons, the money and the assets from the criminals and the corrupt, and that is exactly what we will do." Looking ahead and recalling that Obrador lost the presidency in 2006 by fourtenths of a percent to Calderon, another interesting facet is that over 500,000 properly-credentialed Mexican nationals living in the U.S. are eligible to vote by absentee ballot this year. In 2012 and 2006 Mexicans in the U.S. had to return physically to Mexico to vote at border voting stations. This time they can do it by mail. Los Angeles, of course, has the largest number of eligible Mexican absentee voters,  Dallas  is second followed by Houston, Chicago and New York City. So much has changed in Mexico since General Manuel Avila Camacho “received” 93.9 percent of the 1940 Mexican vote for President and his opponent, General Juan Andreu Almazan (who probably received close to 50% of the vote) officially received 5.7%. Caramba! Absentee votes from Mexicans living in the U.S. can decide the Mexican Presidency. And, some of these voters can be American citizens.  Raoul Lowery Contreras is the author of “The Armenian Lobby & U.S. Foreign Policy” (Berkeley Press 2017) and “The Mexican Border: Immigration, War and a Trillion Dollars in Trade” (Floricanto Press 2016); he formerly wrote for the New American News Service of the New York Times syndicate.

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NEW BILL WOULD CREATE CA COMMISSION TO SET HEALTH-CARE PRICES

Roxane Sanchez, president of SEIU California, spoke at a news conference Monday in support of AB 3087. Photo Credit: California Assembly

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Labor unions and consumer advocates are throwing their support behind a bold new bill in California to control health-care costs by creating a commission to set limits on what providers can charge. Supporters held a rally Monday April 9 in Sacramento to push  Assembly Bill 3087, citing skyrocketing health-care costs. The bill, written by Assembly Member Ash Kalra, D-San Jose, would create an independent Cost, Quality and Equity Commission made up of many stakeholders, including providers, insurers and patient groups who would aim to stop price gouging while ensuring a reasonable markup for doctors and hospitals. "It takes into account a wide range of factors to ensure that the number set is appropriate, in order to actually pay for the services and allow our system to be sustainable," Kalra said. The system would be modeled on the way Medicare sets reimbursement rates, and on a similar system established in Maryland in

1971 that has given that state the lowest rate of hospital markups in the country. Opponents argue that government-mandated lower prices would drive doctors out of the state, exacerbating the current physician shortage and reducing access for patients. A recent report from the University of CaliforniaBerkeley showed that consolidation among health-care systems led to higher prices, even though it was supposed to make the system more efficient and thus, lower costs and improve care. But Kalra said now, more people are going to the doctor less frequently, to save money. "The data showed that consolidation has not led to a drop in prices - rather, what we've seen is an increase in prices and a drop in utilization," Kalra explained. "Consolidation is leading to higher prices, because they have more of a percentage of the market, so it's actually having a reverse effect." The bill also creates a system of appeals, giving providers a forum to argue for just compensation; and it introduces what is known as "global budgeting" for hospitals, a system intended to discourage unnecessary procedures and incentivize preventive care.

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DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM RECOGNIZED AS “BEST PRACTICE” MODEL FOR ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN CALIFORNIA League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties Report encourages communities to replicate innovative model locally SAN JOSE, CALIF. —  Bay Area homeless services provider Downtown Streets Team (DST) has been recognized by the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Joint Homelessness Task Force  as one of the top five “best practices” organizations for providing innovative services and effective support to individuals in California experiencing homelessness. The announcement comes during a period of sustained growth for the organization, which just expanded into the California capital, Sacramento, its ninth Bay Area location. To determine which programs operated most effectively and efficiently, the joint city-county task force  –  which includes elected officials, municipal housing and homeless leaders, and city and county attorneys  –  spent 18 months examining how counties and cities in California have responded to the homelessness crisis.   “Our homelessness task force spent more than a year looking at some of the best local programs that are helping people transition into supportive housing,” said Darby Kernan, Deputy Executive Director for Legislative Affairs at the California State Association of Counties. “Downtown Streets Team is one of those programs that is helping

people get off the streets and address the root cause of their homelessness, too. There are more examples highlighted in the task force report.” Downtown Streets Team members, all of whom are homeless or at risk of homelessness, each volunteer an average of 20 hours per week, removing debris and garbage, cigarette butts and used needles from streets, parks and public spaces. In exchange for their labor, Team Members receive stipends to assist with food, housing, phone service and transportation, among other basic needs. The key goal of the program is to provide work experience, job-readiness skills, employment opportunities and housing partnerships to ensure that people who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness have the means to achieve self-sufficiency. “Homelessness is a complex, multi-faceted issue that we continually strive to address in a holistic manner,” said Downtown Streets Team CEO, Eileen Richardson. “Rather than design a program that targets one particular root cause of homelessness, our grassroots approach focuses on the many factors that can lead our neighbors into homelessness. We’re immensely honored to be recognized and look forward to partnering with more communities in the future.” 

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IS TESLA’S SOLAR ROOF A GOOD DEAL AND DO OTHER COMPANIES OFFER SIMILAR PRODUCTS—WITH THE PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS INTEGRATED INTO THE ROOFING MATERIAL? going up in California, with a roll out to other states planned by the end of 2018.

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It would be a stretch to call Tesla’s new Solar Roof a “good deal” given that it costs more than just about any other rooftop solar option, but there are some scenarios where it might make sense anyway. For instance, some housing developments or homeowners’ associations don’t allow traditional photovoltaic panels to muck up roof sightlines for aesthetic or other reasons, so solar collectors integrated into a traditional looking roof may be worth the extra expense. According to EnergySage, a solar information clearinghouse and matchmaker for 500-plus pre-screened solar installers, replacing a roof on a 3,000 square foot home in Southern California with another regular roof and then adding photovoltaic panels on top would run around $34,000 in gross costs all told

($8,000 for a new asphalt or slate roof and $26,000 for the photovoltaic equipment and installation). Of course, some solar installers will lease the panels to you, so you would just pay a smaller monthly fee akin to your old electricity bill. Meanwhile, gross costs for putting in a full Tesla Solar Roof top out over $50,000, a 33 percent price premium for the sleeker look and added cool factor. But given all the turbulence in the solar industry in recent years, Tesla customers are also happy to pay a premium for the peace of mind of knowing they are dealing with a company that won’t be going out of business anytime soon. Tesla is already the dominant force in the sector given its 2016 acquisition of leading residential solar installer SolarCity and vertical integration with electric cars and lithium-ion battery arrays. They also have pretty deep pockets: Tesla went public in 2010 and has been a darling of tech investors ever since. The first Tesla Solar Roofs have already started

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But Tesla is far from the only game in town when it comes to so-called “building integrated” photovoltaics (BIPV). Forward Labs, a venture capital backed Silicon Valley start-up, has started installing its own integrated solar roofing systems around the San Francisco Bay Area and plans to expand beyond California in 2019. Unlike Tesla’s tiled roof design, Forward Labs’ “single-surface” look—more akin in style to a metal roof—features layers of solar cells and tempered glass that can take on any color the customer chooses. The start-up claims its solar roofing technology can produce almost double the energy output of Tesla’s tiles while costing 33 percent less. While we know less about the technical details, the Japanese company Solar Frontier plans to roll out its own solar roof technology across Japan in 2019.

can’t forget about the technology’s forebear, solar shingles. While not technically integrated into the roof, solar shingles lay flat on existing roofing, keeping a lowprofile and requiring less installation time than traditional photovoltaic panels or fully-integrated solar roofs. RGS Energy’s PowerHouse and CertainTeed’s Apollo have been around since 2011 and can achieve efficiencies similar to traditional photovoltaic panels at a price point far below fully integrated solar roofing. CONTACTS: EnergySage, energysage. com; Tesla Solar Roof, tesla.com/solarroof; Forward Labs, www.forwardlabs.com; RGS PowerHouse, rgspowerhouse.com; CertainTeed Apollo, certainteed.com/ solar/products/. EarthTalk® is a weekly syndicated column produced by Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer for the non-profit EarthTalk. To find out more, submit a question, or make a donation, visit us at EarthTalk.org.

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Material Handlers & Warehouse Workers Needed Compass Components, Inc. Experience required. Please submit resumes to HR@ccicms.com Zambrano. Petitioner(s) Erik Flores Zambrano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erik Flores Zambrano to Erik Trujillo Zambrano. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325846 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sang Hwa Jung and Su Hyun Jung. Petitioner(s) Sang Hwa Jung and Su Hyun Jung have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yoonseo Jung to David Yoonseo Jung b. Daniel Jung to Daniel Hojun Jung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador,

a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325808 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Betsabeth Muñoz. Petitioner(s) Betsabeth Muñoz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Betsabeth Muñoz to Betsabeth Muñoz Romo b. Rene Romo Muñoz to Rene Muñoz Romo c. Gisselle Muñoz to Gisselle Muñoz Romo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 3, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325851 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Melissa K. Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Melissa K. Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melissa Khanh Nhat Nguyen to Melissa

KhanhNhat Loo b. Melissa Khanh Nhat NguyenLoo to Melissa KhanhNhat Loo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325921 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Erika Santiago. Petitioner(s) Erika Santiago has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erika Santiago to Erika Loera Santiago. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325774 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Giti Karimpour. Petitioner(s) Giti Karimpour

has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Giti Karimpour to Giti Ashraf. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326020 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sasha Reza Lahijanian. Petitioner(s) Sasha Reza Lahijanian has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sasha Reza Lahijanian to Sasha Lahijanian. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 6, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 2nd AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319598 Superior Court of

APRIL 13 - 19, 2018 California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vruce Harry Baroro. Petitioner(s) Vruce Harry Baroro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vruce Harry Baroro to Burel Berul Vojgue. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326124 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vinayakram Badrinathan. Petitioner(s) Vinayakram Badrinathan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vinayakram Badrinathan to Vinayak Ram. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 9, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324241 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Meng Fang and Terry Hoang. Petitioner(s) Meng Fang and Terry Hoang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sheldon Hoang to Sheldon Fang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322996 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Carissa Schermeister. Petitioner(s) Carissa Schermesiter has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Naveah Reign Bell to Ciara Reign Bell. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/08/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.


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APRIL 13 - 19, 2018 February 6, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Nicholi Gallegos To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Nicholi Gallegos, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on March 24, 2018, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640698 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LET’S SOCIALIZE, 1030 E El Camino Real #170, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Bret Alan Corsiglia, 1030 El Camino Real #170, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/01/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Bret Alan Corsigia This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/03/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy,

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640560 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MEDINA’S ROOFING, 10256 Ashdale Dr, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Francisco Medina, 10256 Ashdale Dr, San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Francisco Medina This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/29/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 640560

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640509 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SABOR, 1015 California Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Elaine Aviles, 1015 California Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/31/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Elaine Aviles This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/28/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 640509

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640469 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: J & C JANITORIAL, 853 Calhoun St Apt 2, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Juan C Juarez, 853 Calhoun St Apt 2, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 4/16/2009. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN576692 with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Juan C Juarez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/27/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath,

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640575 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KINGDOM WORSHIP I NTE R N AT I O N A LFELLOWSHIP OF CHURCHES, 4848 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Godly Girls Network, 4848 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95135. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/28/2011. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Donna Edward Godly Girls Network CEO Article/Registration # 3362551 Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed

with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640575 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640576 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KINGDOM WORSHIP CENTER INTERNATIONAL CHURCH, 4848 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Godly Girls Network, 4848 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95135. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/28/2011. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Donna Edward Godly Girls Network CEO Article/Registration # 3362551 Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640576 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640578 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIFE GUIDE COACHES, LLC, 5655 Silver Creek Valley #401, San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): LIFE GUIDE COACHES, LLC, 5655 Silver Creek Valley Road #401, San Jose, CA 95138. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 11/17/2017. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that

all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Donna M. Edward LIFE GUIDE COACHES, LLC CEO Article/Registration # 201731710167 Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640578 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325594 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Oanh Ha. Petitioner(s) Oanh Ha has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Oanh Ha to Josephine Ha b. Anh That Nhat Ton to Anthony Ton. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325521 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anh Nu Hoang Ton. Petitioner(s) Anh Nu Hoang Ton has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree

changing names as follows: a. Anh Nu Hoang Ton to Angela Ton. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325658 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rudolph Castaneda. Petitioner(s) Rudy Valenzuela Castaneda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rudolph Castaneda to Rudy Valenzuela Castaneda. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321125 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pei-Pei

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Yuan. Petitioner(s) Pei-Pei Yuan and Po-Chia Huang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chih-Ching Huang to Iris Chih-Ching Huang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325582 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sakineh Abousaeidan. Petitioner(s) Sakineh Abousaeidan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sakineh Abousaeidan to Mina Abousaeidan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

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NO. 18CV325667 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fu Hwang. Petitioner(s) Fu Hwang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fu Hwang to Frank Hwang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325632 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tung Tran. Petitioner(s) Tung Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tung Dang Tran to Todd Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE


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OF NAME NO. 18CV325613 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hala Atta Siddig. Petitioner(s) Hala Atta Siddig has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hala Atta Siddig to Hala Atta Siddig Elatta. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325329 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Virginia Valle. Petitioner(s) Virginia Valle has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Virginia Santos to Virginia Valle. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640315 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CALIFORNIA CATERING CAFE, 477 Orto St Unit 10, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): South Bay Mobile LTD., 477 Orto St, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Steven Goldstone South Bay Mobile LTD., CEO Article/Registration # C2939847. Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/22/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640315

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640369 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JT TOTAL FITNESS, 585 Continental Dr, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Juan Torres, 585 Continental Dr, San Jose, CA 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/23/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Juan Torres This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640369

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639866 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PUPUSA CALLEJERA, 759 Bird Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Ruth Griselda Montoya and Jose Israel Larreinaga, 759 Bird Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 03/09/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Ruth Montoya This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/09/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639866

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640359 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: QUANTUM ELECTRIC, 2310 Rock St Apt 6, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): David Cobos, 2310 Rock St Apt 6, Mountain View, CA 94043. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/23/2008. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ David Cobos This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640256 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DE LUXE FLOOR SOLUTIONS, 3355 Methilhaven Lane, San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Diana Briones De Leon, 3355 Methilhaven Lane, San Jose, CA 95121. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Diana Briones De Leon This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/21/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325562 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhan Quy Pham. Petitioner(s) Nhan Quy Pham has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhan Quy Pham to Christopher Nhan Pham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325558 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Khiem Nguyen and Ha Pham. Petitioner(s) Khiem Nguyen and Ha Pham have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuoc Tan Nguyen to Jimmy Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324562 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ying Wang and Zhoujia Bao. Petitioner(s) Ying Wang and Zhoujia Bao have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sky Alex Wang to Sky Alex Bao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/19/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at

191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323539 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cesar Sanchez Martinez. Petitioner(s) Cesar Sanchez Martinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cesar Sanchez Martinez to Cesar Martinez Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317785 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: John Anthony Orta. Petitioner(s) John Anthony Orta has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. John Anthony Orta to John Anthony Cisneros. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the

APRIL 13 - 19, 2018 hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/08/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 30, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322213 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Ayden Cardenas Torres. Petitioner(s) Ayden Cardenas Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ayden Cardenas Torres to Edgar Ismael Cardenas Torres. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325185 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Erin Sause. Petitioner(s) Erin Sause has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names

as follows: a. Erin Wong Morikawa Sause to Erin Morikawa Wong Sause. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640203 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NARASOCKS, 1777 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Mari Wada, 5010 Carter Ave, San Jose, CA 95118. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/05/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Mari Wada This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/20/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 640203 March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639789 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BERRYESSA CHEVRON, 1715 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a:


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APRIL 13 - 19, 2018 Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Lam Bao Corporation, 1715 Berryessa Road, San Jose, CA 95133112. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 7/01/1989. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN623604 with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Thuong Van Lam Lam Bao Corporation, Vice President Article/Registration # 090-8685-1. Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/08/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639789 March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639710 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RODRIGUEZ JANITORAL USA, 860 Sobrato Dr Apt A, Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Genaro Alexander Rodriguez Sanchez, 860 Sobrato Dr Apt A, Campbell, CA 95008. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/15/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Genaro Alexander Rodriguez Sanchez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/06/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639710 March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639924 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BOTANERO, 549 W Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Francisco D Gutierrez Moncada, 1222 Carrie Lee Way, San Jose, CA 95118. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/13/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Francisco D Gutierrez Moncada This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/13/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 639924 March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639721 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NORCAL WATER TRUCKS, 640 N 13th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Christopher Mclaughlin, 640 N 13th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/05/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Christopher Mclaughlin This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/07/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639721

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639859 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAKURA SHOPS, 18824 Loree Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Maria Furushiro, 18824 Loree Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/07/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN639715 with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maria Furushiro This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/09/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 639859

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March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322492 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chi Ho Eric Ng. Petitioner(s) Chi Ho Eric Ng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chi Ho Eric Ng to Eric Ng. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 29, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325047 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Candice Antonnette Gamboa. Petitioner(s) Candice Antonnette Gamboa has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Candice Antonnette Gamboa to Candice Antonnette Soto. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325024 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nuo Guo Wu. Petitioner(s) Nuo Guo Wu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nuo Guo Wu to Dave Nuo Guo Wu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/19/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324322 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jeong Hui Yoo. Petitioner(s) Jeong Hui Yoo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jeong Hui Yoo to Nayeon Seung Yoo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/12/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 06, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325039 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Simone Marie Spencer. Petitioner(s) Simone Marie Spencer has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Sebastian Auer to Ethan Sebastian AuerSpencer. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/19/2018 at 8:45 am,

Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325046 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Miguel Angel Leal. Petitioner(s) Miguel Angel Leal has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Miguel Angel Leal to Miguel Angel Luna. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/19/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323662 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tai Duc Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Tai Duc Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tai Duc Nguyen to Keven Tai Duc Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324757 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Andrew Alexander Pastor. Petitioner(s) Andrew Pastor has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Alexander Pastor to Andrew Alexander Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/19/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323965 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maumau Nyambura Gathoga. Petitioner(s) Maumau Nyambura Gathoga has

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filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maumau Nyambura Gathoga to Nyambura Nyathira Gathoga. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322259 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Karl Johnisee. Petitioner(s) Karl Johnisee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Karl Joseph Johnisee to Karl Joseph Mann. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322262


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Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Douglas Johnisee. Petitioner(s) Douglas Johnisee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Douglas Anthony Johnisee to Douglas Anthony Mann. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/01/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325165 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Emily Kyeongmi Bahn and Junhan Lee. Petitioner(s) Emily Kyeongmi Bahn and Junhan Lee have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Joshua Jooseung Lee to Joshua Jooseung Bahn b. Kyeongmi Ban to Emily Kyeongmi Bahn. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

March 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Residential Funding Company, LLC FKA Residential Funding Corporation; Executive Trustee Services, LLC dba ETS Services, LLC; Does 1 through 25 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ CASE NUMBER (NÚMERO DE CASO) 18CV322562 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (w w w.c our tinfo.c a.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes California (www.sucorteca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de

lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, ( www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, o (www.sucorteca.gov) poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. Case Number (Número de caso): 18CV322562 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara – Old Courthouse 161 North First Street, San Jose, California 95113 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Richard F. Ingle, Esq., 500 N. State College Blvd., Suite 1100, Orange, CA 92868; (714) 213-1548 Date (Fecha): 1/30/2018 10:16 AM Clerk of Court. Clerk by (Secretario) A. Hwang Deputy (Adjunto) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA – OLD COURTHOUSE COMPLAINT FOR QUIET TITLE [Unlimited Civil Action] Trial: None Set. Case No. 18CV322562 Richard F. Ingle, Esq. (SBN 231345) INGLE LAW OFFICE 500 N. State College., Blvd., Suite 1100 Orange, California 92868 Telephone: (714) 213-1548 Attorney for Miguel Lopez MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ, Plaintiff, vs. RESIDENTIAL FUNDING

COMPANY, LLC FKA RESIDENTIAL FUNDING CORPORATION; EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE SERVICES, LLC DBA ETS SERVICES, LLC; DOES 1 through 25, Defendants. COMES NOW Plaintiff MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ and alleges the following on information and belief: PARTIES 1. At all times relevant to this civil action, Plaintiff MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ is, and was, a person residing in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. 2. Defendant RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC FKA RESIDENTIAL FUNDING CORPORATION (hereinafter, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING) was registered as an LLC in the State of California, however, it no longer has power, rights, or privileges to do business in the State of California. On June 9 2014, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING’S Certificate of Registration was cancelled and its powers, rights and privileges ceased to exist in California. 3. Defendant EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE SERVICES, LLC DBA ETS SERVICES, LLC (hereinafter, ETS) was registered as an LLC in the State of California, however, it no longer has power, rights, or privileges to do business in the State of California. On June 9 2014, ETS’ Certificate of Registration was cancelled and its powers, rights and privileges ceased to exist in California. JURISDICTION 4. This quiet title action seeks to quiet challenges by Defendants and all persons who may make claims by, through, or under one or either of them to title of the following property: the real property with the legal description of Lot 23, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California, Tract No. 571, as per Map filed January 25, 1949, in Book 22 of Maps, Pages 11, 12, and 13 Santa Clara County Records, Assessor’s Parcel Number:

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269-46-028, and with the commonly used residential address of 2425 Newhall Street, City of San Jose, California 95128, (hereinafter, SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY). 5. All parties to the transactions given rise to this civil action were voluntary residents of the State of California at the time of those transactions and voluntarily executed documents and otherwise entered agreements while present in the State of California. 6. On January 20, 2009, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING received assignment of all beneficial interests in the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY as defined in the Deed of Trust executed October 1, 2001 by Plaintiff MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ for the purpose of securing debt not to exceed $100,000.00. 7. On January 27, 2009, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING appointed ETS as trustee under the Deed of Trust granting RESIDENTIAL FUNDING a secured loan to the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY. VENUE 8. All relevant events, circumstances, and the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY at issue is recorded in, the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. QUIET TITLE 9. On March 6, 2001, MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ’ purchased the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY. 10. On October 1, 2001, in exchange for $100,000.00 loan, MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ granted Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. a Deed of Trust to the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY, with Standard Trust Deed Service Company, acting as Trustee. 11. On January 20, 2009, Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. assigned its Deed of Trust in the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY to RESIDENTIAL FUNDING. On January 27, 2009, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING substituted ETS as Trustee. 12. On or about April 30, 2009, ETS served MIGUEL

Z. LOPEZ with a Notice of Trustee’s Sale. The notice advised MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ that he was in default under the October 1, 2001 Deed of Trust, and unless he took actions sufficient to remedy the default the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY would be sold at public sale. 13. The SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY was never sold, and MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ never again heard from RESIDENTIAL FUNDING or ETS. 14. There is no evidence that RESIDENTIAL FUNDING or ETS assigned their interest in the SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY to any other person or business entity. 15. On June 9 2014, RESIDENTIAL FUNDING and ETS cancelled their Certificates of Registration, and thereby, also terminated their powers, rights and privileges to conduct business in the State of California. 16. As a result, MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ’ SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY is encumbered by an outstanding loan that does not belong to any person, and therefore MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ is left with no alternative, but to seek an order from this Court, Quieting Title, and thus, quiet all challenges to title asserted by RESIDENTIAL FUNDING (Deed of Trust, Dated October 1, 2001) and ETS (the Trustee thereto). DEMAND FOR RELIEF WHEREFORE, Plaintiff MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ prays for judgment in his favor and for execution, entry, and recording in the public record of the following judgment: NOW, on this____ day of___, 2018, an affidavit of service of the complaint with notice to plead having been file, no answer having been made by either defendant, and upon consideration of Plaintiff MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ’ motion, it is hereby ORDERED that a judgment by default is entered against Defendant RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC FKA RESIDENTIAL FUNDING CORPORATION, against Defendant EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE SERVICES,

LLC DBA ETS SERVICES, LLC, and against any person claiming by, through, or under either of these defendants are permanently enjoined and restrained from asserting any claim or interest in or to the following real property or any part thereof: Lot 23, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California, Tract No. 571, as per Map filed January 25, 1949, in Book 22 of Maps, Pages 11, 12, and 13 Santa Clara County Records, Assessor’s Parcel Number: 269-46-028, and with the more commonly used residential address of 2425 Newhall Street, City of San Jose, California 95128. Date: January 29, 2018 INGLE LAW OFFICE By: /s/ Richard F. Ingle, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff MIGUEL Z. LOPEZ VERIFICATION I, Miguel Z. Lopez, declare that I am the Plaintiff in this civil action based a cause of action for Quiet Title. I have read the Verified Complaint. I am informed and believe that the allegations therein are true and accurate, and on the ground I declare, to the best of my knowledge and information that the matters stated therein are true and accurate. I declare under the penalty of perjury in the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on January 29, 2018, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. /s/ Miguel Z. Lopez March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2018

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OUTSIDE LANDS ANNOUNCES 2018 LINEUP

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ENTERTAINMENT

Daniel Caesar

Dermot Kennedy

Perfume Genius

Pale Waves

GoldLink

Tyler Childers

Chicano Batman

Lucy Dacus

Jessie Reyez

Mikky Ekko

LP

Olivia O’Brien

Rex Orange County

Sasha Sloan

Sabrina Claudio

Gang Of Youths

Margo Price

Kailee Morgue

Kelela

Freya Ridings

Claptone

Caleborate

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Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill are excited to unveil the lineup for Outside Lands 2018. Now in its 11th year, the festival will return to San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on August 10-12th, once again showcasing a world class music, art and comedy lineup alongside the best of the Bay Area’s food, wine and beer. For the first time, Outside Lands is offering a 3-Day GA & VIP Layaway Plan option, allowing fans to pay for their passes in four installments. 3-Day GA and VIP Regular and Layaway Plan passes will go on sale this Thursday, April 5th at 10am PT, exclusively at  http:// sfoutsidelands.com. 3-Day GA prices start at $375 + fees and and 3-Day VIP prices start at $795 + fees. The festival has sold out in advance the past seven years and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as they’re on sale Thursday.

than any other festival of its size. In 2017 an incredible 91% of last year’s waste was composed of reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials. As part of Outside Lands’ ongoing commitment to the local community, the festival has contributed over $20 million to the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department.

Mountain Goats

Durand Jones & The Indications

LAUV

Nick Mulvey

Lizzo

GoGo Penguin

Whethan

Jack Harlow

Smokepurpp

Knox Fortune

Quinn XCII

Monophonics

The confirmed Outside Lands 2018 lineup is below:

Poolside

Kikagaku Moyo

Bahamas

Hot Flash Heat Wave

Cuco

Sweet Plot

Amen Dunes

Dick Stusso

Shannon & The Clams

(Please note the lineup is not final and subject to change)

Leading the musical charge this year are powerhouse performers Janet Jackson, Florence + The Machine  and  The Weeknd. Outside Lands has again curated a forwardthinking lineup by combining the hottest new talent with artists like  Sabrina Claudio, Kelela, Daniel Caesar, Tash Sultana  and more, alongside crowd favorites like  Beck, Bon Iver, CHVRCHES  and musical legacy acts like  Huey Lewis & The News. The full lineup - listed in full below - has something for everyone. Watch the lineup announcement video here: https://youtu.be/bXJ1LKDDhOw

Bon Iver

As The Guardian  wrote,  Outside Lands fans “come for the music and stay for the food.” The festival’s 2018 culinary program will continue to expand and this year fans will have access to over 200 menu items from the best Bay Area restaurants, hundreds of Northern Californian wines and beers and a collection of the region’s best cocktail bars. Outside Lands’ distinct food and drink experiences that excite the senses will also return, including Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, The Back Wine, Cocktail Magic, and GastroMagic. The Outside Lands 2018 food and drink lineup will be announced soon. Please visit  www. sfoutsidelands.com for updates. Adding to the overall experience, Outsider Art, Eco Lands and The Barbary - named in honor of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast district and featuring the best of comedy and cabaret. Outside Lands continues to be an environmental leader in the festival scene expanding its efforts to divert more waste

The Weeknd Florence + The Machine Janet Jackson Future Beck

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DJ Snake Portugal. The Man N.E.R.D CHVRCHES James Blake Jamie xx Huey Lewis & The News Illenium Mac DeMarco Tycho Father John Misty Carly Rae Jepsen Chromeo The Internet Jessie Ware BØRNS Gryffin The Growlers Tash Sultana SOB X RBE Big Gigantic Broken Social Scene Rainbow Kitten Surprise

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SAN EXPEDITO, 911 CELESTIAL

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Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Él es un santo muy aclamado dentro del catolicismo, se le considera muy milagroso, algo así como una especie de 911 celestial. Muchos creyentes dan fe y testimonio de haber recibido milagros urgentes a través de la fe y devoción a San Expedito. Los fieles suelen rezarle novenas y le ofrendan velas y veladoras de color rojo o blanco, se considera estos colores como los predilectos del santo. Su fecha de celebración es el día 19 de abril, sin embargo, los fieles creyentes le celebran durante todo el mes. En varios países es reverenciado con procesiones y romerías que inician el primer día de la primavera. San Expedito, vivió a principios del siglo IV bajo el dominio del emperador Diocleciano, quien años más tarde le mandaría a asesinar. Era el comandante de una legión de soldados romanos. Por orden del emperador, fue sacrificado en Melitene, sede de una de las provincias romanas en Armenia. Su martirio ocurrió el 19 de Abril del año 303. A pesar de ser un soldado romano, encargado de defender el Imperio

de Roma, cierto día, la gracia de Dios tocó su corazón y se convirtió al cristianismo. Según relatos, en el momento de la conversión, un cuervo trató de persuadirlo que lo dejase para otro día, pero como todo buen soldado, san Expedito reaccionó enérgicamente ahuyentando al cuervo diciendo repetidas veces “hoy”. No dejaré nada para otro día, a partir de este día seré un creyente de Cristo. San Expedito ha sido reconocido por el don para resolver causas humanitarias y necesidades urgentes pero también es patrono de los jóvenes, socorro de los estudiantes, mediador en los procesos judiciales, procura la salud de los enfermos y ayuda a resolver los problemas familiares. María Vega, una creyente, nos relató como fue auxiliada por medio de la fe a San Expedito, se encontraba atravesando por problemas migratorios y estuvo al borde de la deportación, fue en ese entonces, comentó María, una de sus hermanas le recomendó rezarle una novena al santo. A los tres días de haber iniciado la novena, ocurrieron cambios que le favorecieron, un milagro ocurrió, fue todo muy rápido, recalcó. Desde ese entonces se convirtió en una fiel creyente y les comenta a otras

personas acerca de los milagros de los que ha sido beneficiaria. Peticiones: se le pide por causas justas y cuando se necesita un milagro urgentemente. Muchos también le piden para tener suerte en los juegos de azar y la lotería. ORACIÓN A SAN EXPEDITO Majestuoso San Expedito, noble y fiel servidor de Dios, hijo escogido del cielo y benemérito servidor de Cristo. Así como enfrentaste el mal en nombre de la verdad, te ruego que apartes de mi memoria

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que reconfortes mi espíritu y le lleves a la luz maravillosa, que proviene del Padre, El Hijo y El Espíritu Santo. Amén.

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EN PHOENIX, NUEVOS APARTAMENTOS PARA RESIDENTES CON AUTISMO

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PHOENIX – Estamos en el Mes de Concientización sobre el Autismo y una organización sin fines de lucro busca que la ciudad de Phoenix sea líder en festejar a las personas con autismo. El complejo de apartamentos de First Place AZ  próximo a inaugurarse en Phoenix central, es una iniciativa de la organización y su diseño fue concebido específicamente para adultos con autismo. Si bien en el centro de Phoenix es común el paisaje formado por condominios y apartamentos en construcción, el nuevo proyecto First Place AZ es único en su tipo. Consiste en un edificio de apartamentos con un costo de 15.3 millones de dólares que abrirá este verano, con un diseño especial para albergar adultos con autismo. El proyecto incluye numerosos elementos de seguridad y detalles novedosos de diseño como aparatos electrodomésticos silenciosos cuya función es minimizar la sobrecarga sensorial. Denise Resnik, fundadora y presidenta de First Place AZ, lo ve así: "First Place representa un enfoque innovador de la vivienda para la población especial. Y nuestra visión audaz es garantizar a la gente con autismo y otras diversidades neuronales las mismas opciones de vivienda y de comunidad que tiene cualquier persona." Explica que esta comunidad de apartamentos es el resultado de casi 20 años de estudio y planeación por parte de la organización sin fines de lucro Centro de Investigación y Recursos del Autismo

del Suroeste (“Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center”). Resnik espera que la ciudad de Phoenix pueda ser líder en dar vivienda a personas con autismo. Abril es el Mes Nacional de Concientización sobre el Autismo (“National Autism Awareness Month”). Nos comenta que la ubicación fue clave para el diseño. Los apartamentos tienen acceso conveniente a instalaciones médicas, colegios comunitarios y transporte público. "Algunas personas con autismo y con otras capacidades diferentes no manejan. Así que, ¿cómo vas de tu casa a tu gran vida? La transportación es muy importante, especialmente cuando mamá y papá ya no son tus ruedas." Resnik agrega que First Place no busca ser un complejo de viviendas o instalaciones médicas agrupadas, sino una comunidad de apartamentos que celebre la diversidad neurológica. La renta de los espacios empezará en 3,600 dólares al mes por un apartamento de una recámara. Resnik reconoce que esto suena caro, pero explica que el costo incluye cierta cantidad de servicios en la vivienda. Por ejemplo, el edificio contará con un equipo de soporte las 24 horas del día y los residentes tendrán acceso a clases de cocina, actividades de grupo y algunos servicios de salud. Entre las primeras personas residentes está Lindsey Eaton, de 24 años.

Dan Heyman Public News Service CHARLESTON, W.Va. – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to an analysis of seven years of shootings by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety.  The study found the majority "involve domestic or family violence."  In more than 4 out of 10 cases, the killer showed red flags – threats, attempts or acts of violence, substance abuse or violations of protective orders.  Aaron Dunn, case manager at  Branches Domestic Violence Shelter in Huntington, says he isn't surprised. He says it fits a pattern known far too well among those working to curb domestic violence.

not just one thing. It builds on another." Every town looked at the more than 150 cases between 2009 and 2016 where four or more people were killed, not including the shooter. Gun advocates argue more firearms would prevent cases like those. To Dunn, that shows a basic misunderstanding of how violence happens. He says people almost always hurt others they know.  Dunn says except for bystanders, the people who get shot are almost always connected to the person doing the shooting. He says that goes against the theory that more guns will make people safer. "You would think that we live in the Wild West, that Billy the Kid is going to come around at every corner, and you're going to have to defend yourself with your weapon,” he relates. “And that's simply not the case."

"Domestic violence does not exist in a vacuum, right?” he states. “So that's not the first person they've abused. It's not A bill that just overwhelmingly passed going to be the last person they've abused. the U.S. House includes grants aimed at helping schools and police identify signs “It's something that pervades our work, of potential violence. The legislation now honestly. There is that pattern that it's moves to the Senate.

"Creo que será genial tan solo ser parte de una gran comunidad muy amigable con el autismo." First Place ya recibe reservaciones para sus 55 unidades y abrirá sus puertas en julio.

Algunos residentes de First Place AZ serán parte de una "Academia de Transición" que ayuda a personas que están en el espectro autista a transitar a una vida más independiente. Photo Credit: Katherine Davis-Young

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ALL YOUR DATA ARE BELONG TO US

over $100 billion of annual revenue. To round out FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google), Netflix would own the largest data set reflecting user passions, and Amazon would own the largest data set reflecting user consumption. Tight regulation restricting the sharing of data outside these companies would create government-granted data monopolies on the four biggest data-driven currencies: aspiration, intention, passion, and consumption. Advertisers, sponsors, and content providers would have zero bargaining power against these data sets. Regulation would kick traditional media while it is down and would empower giant tech companies to rule the world. It Gets Worse

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Shelly Palmer Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been all over the news this week. Mr. Cook has admonished Mr. Zuckerberg for Facebook’s current predicament and has been exceptionally self-serving proclaiming Apple’s data privacy policies as moral high ground. Before your eyes glaze over and you decide you are already a world-class expert in this subject, or worse, you think data is someone else’s issue, or much worse, you don’t think there’s anything you can do about your data, let’s review: Apple vs. Facebook Apple is a hardware company. It sells the most expensive computers and consumer electronics hardware you can buy. Because of its extreme pricing, Apple enjoys extreme profit margins. This is how it has amassed over $235 billion of cash on its balance sheet. Apple uses data to its benefit, and it has absolutely no need to make its data available to anyone for any reason. Apple makes more than enough money selling hardware. Apple also sells software and content. Both are profitable businesses. Apple doesn’t need to share any of that data with anyone either. On the other hand, Facebook does not sell hardware or software or content. It sells you. In order to do this, it provides you with all kinds of services you find valuable. When you agree to use Facebook, you are exchanging data that describes how you use Facebook’s platform and the related services (sometimes provided by third parties) for the right to use the services. Facebook has privacy policies. You may or may not like them, but they are articulated in the privacy section of Facebook’s interface and you can set them as you see fit. Could Facebook do a better job? Absolutely. I did my best to explain

some of Facebook’s issues in an essay titled “What Facebook Data Did They Get and What Did They Do?” Does Apple have a better business model than Facebook? That’s for shareholders to decide. But there is no way to make an “oranges to oranges” comparison between the two companies. What if Facebook Agreed Not to Share My Data with Anyone? How different would your experience be if Facebook decided that it would not share any data with anyone? The company would simply use the data it collects to support its business model, which is, selling you to advertisers, sponsors, and content producers. For all practical purposes, your experience on Facebook would not change. The algorithms the company uses to keep you engaged with the platform would still be continuously tuned to achieve better outcomes for Facebook’s shareholders. The content you see would still be valuable. The entire reason you use Facebook would not change at all. What Would Change? Everything! If the government regulates Facebook, the regulations will apply to every data-collecting entity that does business in the United States. With over 2 billion registered users, Facebook would own the largest data set reflecting user aspiration. Aspiration is a valuable currency that can be transformed into cash. Advertisers want to know what you aspire to, and you give that information to Facebook with every item (bit of data) you post, what you click on, read and consume on the platform. Google would own the largest data set reflecting user intention. You don’t intend to go to Google; you go to Google and tell it what you intend to do. Google has transformed the currency of intention into

Without the ability to leverage the data collected by large platforms, start-ups would need funding to purchase access. Maybe that’s a good thing. There’s lots of capital sitting on the sidelines, and perhaps the venture capitalists would enjoy a U-turn back to the days when start-ups actually needed money to start up. No matter how you look at this, the consequence of overzealous regulation will be the creation of a handful of de facto dataopolies. It would be wrong to call this an unintended consequence. It’s hard to

APRIL 13 - 19, 2018 imagine how government regulation could result in anything else. What to Do First, poke some holes in my theory. Beat me up over this and tell me where I’m wrong. But please, don’t get political here. Be an American, not a partisan. My thesis is that tight regulation of data and data privacy will result in de facto dataopolies – specifically, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Salesforce, AT&T, and Verizon. And that while supertight regulation might protect some version of individual data privacy, the legislation would also be egregiously anticompetitive. Please share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions with me at info@ shellypalmer.com. Data – specifically, data privacy – is one of the biggest issues of our time. Let’s start crafting guidelines and solutions that will result in outcomes that work for everyone. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it. BTW: The title is correct. It’s a parody of a mistranslation from the video game Zero Wing (which I used to play) that became the meme, “All your base are belong to us.”

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